Bill Russell

Just heard Bill Russell passed this morning. I remember those epic battles between him and Wilt Chamberlain.

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RIP

RIP to the great one

The greatest winner of all time….which by definition makes him the best of all time.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1975 as a player and in 2021 as a coach, Russell won two NCAA titles at San Francisco, an Olympic gold medalist and two NBA titles as a coach, in addition to his 11 as a player.

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Certainly one of the great champions in American sports. A pioneer of the modern game and by all accounts a great man. Seems like we’ve lost so many sports legends over the last 2-3 years.

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And gentleman. He was a leader in the civil rights movement and never raised his voice. You can demand change and be a gentleman at the same time.

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From the Celtics on his role in Civil Rights.

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He started early as he won 2 State Championships in H.S. as well.

And two more in the college ranks. Russell was a winner at every level.

Yes that was already mentioned in above posts. But the H.S. Ships weren’t posted

RIP!

Didn’t notice

No problem.

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Met him at the Munich Olympics. He turned me down when I asked for an autograph

You were at the Munich Olympics? I should have gotten into insurance.

R.I.P. Big “Bill”

Greatest shot blocker of all time and certainly in the talk for one of the greatest ever!

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